repairing a broken stool

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Cleaning & care, Tutorials, woodworking16 Comments

I was going to call this post “how to fix loose stools”, but I realized that sounded like an Immodium commercial or something and came up with a different name.  You’re welcome for that. Anyway, moving past the potty humor, I have a thing for antique stools.  They are multi-functional and, since they are hard-working pieces, they are typically worn … Read More

gold rush purchases

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Ironstone35 Comments

Saturday was Jeff’s birthday and he went out for a special father-son breakfast for some time with our youngest before we spent time together as a family.  On their way home, he saw that there was an antique market happening at the Rochester Fair Grounds.  And, believe it or not, he called and told me about it (no. 1) and … Read More

the toledo stool & equipto cart

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques, Favorite Finds, Home Studio, My House, Oil Painting26 Comments

There are two things that have been on my shopping list for a while – an antique adjustable drafting stool and a rolling cart, both for my studio.  I’ve been trolling craigslist and looking at local antique and consignment shops and haven’t found anything that was just right.  Well, I hit the jackpot at Junk Bonanza and found both! One … Read More

monogrammed smock

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds19 Comments

A little over two years ago, I borrowed a smock while teaching a workshop at Me & Mrs. Jones in Memphis, TN.  The smock was heavily used and smeared with paint, but there was a crisp new linen one tagged for sale on a hanger nearby.  I fell so in love with my borrowed smock that I removed the new … Read More

junk bonanza 2019 | part 2

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Antiques36 Comments

Saturday evening, we packed up our remaining merchandise and headed home after a long three days at Junk Bonanza.  We were pretty much cleared out by the end of the event, which is always a victory.  Our little crew of three painted and finished a dresser, talked a lot about MMS Milk Paint, our finishes, and furniture painting in general.  … Read More

junk bonanza 2019

Marian ParsonsAntiques21 Comments

I meant to write a post last night, but I just couldn’t.  It was taking forever to upload my pictures and I was tired and I knew I had three long days in front of me.  I just needed to get to sleep, so I did just that.  I have survived day one, though, and I have just enough in me … Read More